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Santa Clarita WorkSource Center to Host Correctional Peace Officers Recruitment October 30

October 22, 2014
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is partnering with the California Department of Correctional and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to host a Correctional Peace Officers recruitment on Thursday, October 30, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center, located at the College of the Canyons’ University Center in Suite 250.

WorkSource Center Front Counter

The free recruitment will identify cadidates to fill 6,000 available positions over the next three years. Correctional Peace Officers for the CDCR receive excellent benefits including a paid 16-week training academy with a $3,050 monthly salary. Upon completing the academy, officers can earn from $3,774 to $6,389 monthly.


The position is suited to individuals seeking a career in corretions and rehabilitation. Qualified applicants must be U.S. Citizens, have a U.S. High School diploma or GED, and be at least 21 years of age.

Interested candidates must register for the free recrtuiment by calling the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at 661-799-WORK (9675). For more information about the careers offered, visit

City Acquires Gateway Ranch Open Space, Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to be held October 29

October 22, 2014


The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, will host a ribbon cutting event on Wednesday, October 29 at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the City’s acquisition and protection of Gateway Ranch. Attendees may park at Newhall Church of the Nazarene, located at 23857 The Old Road, to board a free shuttle to the event. All interested in attending must RSVP by Monday, October 27.


Gateway Ranch is a 302-acre property located on the northern half of Las Lomas in the Newhall Pass. Once planned for a major housing development, the land is now part of the City’s Open Space Preservation District and protected from development indefinitely.


The grand opening will begin with refreshments at 1:30 p.m., followed by an official dedication and ribbon cutting at 2 p.m., and will culminate with a brief guided hike led by City staff at 2:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

To RSVP for the Gateway Ranch grand opening, contact Vannessa Siria with the Trust for Public Land at or (323) 223-0441. For additional details about the Gateway Ranch property, contact Barbara Blankenship, Open Space Acquisition Specialist for the City of Santa Clarita, at (661) 286-4046.

Dodge Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls at Halloween Adult Dodgeball Tournament October 25

October 21, 2014
Adult Dodgeball Halloween Edition Flyer

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Registration is still available for residents to sign up for the City’s free Dodgeball Tournament, which will be held this Saturday, October 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex. Adults (16+ yrs) can dress up and form teams of 6 players per team with 3 games guaranteed at the tournament.

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DFYIT “Dodge Drugs” Tournament

Online registration is still available. Community members can sign up to enter the tournament by searching the keyword “dodgeball” in the City’s Rec 1 registration system.

For more information about the City’s Dodgeball Tournament or to register a team, contact the Adults Sports Office at (661) 290-2240 or

Los Angeles County to Host Free Local Flu Vaccinations Clinics Tomorrow

October 21, 2014

Newhall Community Center

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, will provide FREE flu vaccinations on Wednesday, October 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Val Verde Park, and on Tuesday, November 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center.

Free Flu Clinic

Inoculations will be available while supplies last, so residents are encouraged to arrive early.

Each year, the City of Santa Clarita partners with the L.A. County Department of Public Health to offer complimentary inoculations to help safeguard residents from seasonal flu symptoms.

Flu CLinic

Residents with severe egg allergies or those who feel sick on the day of the clinic are encouraged to check with their doctor before being vaccinated.

Flu vaccines will be provided free of charge and are recommended to anyone six months of age and older, including healthy adults.

For more information, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at (818) 487-0063.

2014 Santa Clarita State of the City: VIDEO

October 16, 2014

Earlier today, Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council held the annual State of the City luncheon. The following videos feature some of the programs, projects and services coming up in the next year.

Mayor Laurene Weste

Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean

Councilmember Dante Acosta

Councilmember TimBen Boydston

Councilmember Bob Kellar

Fun with the City Council

Around Town: Drug Free Youth in Town Goes Back to School!

September 23, 2014

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For the past month, the City’s Drug Free Youth In Town (DFYIT) Program has been hosting kick-off events throughout Santa Clarita High Schools and Junior High Schools.

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DFYIT club members reached out to their peers during lunch and invited them to the first club meetings on each campus.

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DFYIT is a peer based anti-drug program focusing on education and prevention of drugs and alcohol. Students can sign up online any time throughout the school year.

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For more information about the DFYIT program, visit .

2014 Santa Clarita Marathon Early Bird Registration Ends September 30 : VIDEO

September 22, 2014

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the 2014 Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Motorcars,  happening Sunday, November 2. The early bird special ends on September 30, so register online now for instant savings on the marathon!

The Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Boston Scientific, will be held on Saturday, November 1, at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about registering online for this years Santa Clarita Marathon, visit

Around Town: Hundreds Attend 9th Annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance

September 22, 2014

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On Wednesday, September 10, more than 300 participants attended the City’s 9th Annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance held at Central Park.

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The annual event honors Santa Clarita youth, ages 24 and younger, who lost their lives on the road, and serves as a powerful reminder about the importance of safe driving.

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The evening began with the inaugural Walk of Remembrance, followed by the Evening of Remembrance Ceremony.

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Teens from the City’s Youth Advisory Committee and Safe Rides created 10 signs depicting “Safe Driving” messages that they held along the Walk of Remembrance Route.

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The “No Texting Pledge Car”, brought by the Jacob Hefter Foundation, was available for viewing and many event participants signed and pledged to “never text and drive.”

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To date, the half-acre youth grove memorial is home to 91 individual pillars, each with a plaque bearing the name of a young life lost in a traffic-related incident.

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The pillars surround a central monument featuring the “KNOW MORE, NO MORE” vow, urging the community to “know more” about safe driving habits, and to pledge that “no more” young lives will be lost behind the wheel.

For more information about the Santa Clarita’s Youth Grove Memorial Park, visit .

City to Host Bidders Meeting for Community Services and Arts Grants Program

September 18, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita’s Community Services and Arts Grants Program will once again make funds available to Santa Clarita Valley-based nonprofit organizations in 2014 and 2015. Grant applications will be released at the Grant Bidders Meeting, which will be held on Monday, September 22, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.

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The Community Services and Arts Grants offer local non-profit organizations the opportunity to support innovative and crucial programs and projects that serve residents. The Bidders Meeting will provide information about the available grants, as well as applications, tips and guidelines for applying for grant funding. No RSVP is required to attend.

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Attendance is encouraged, but not mandatory in order to apply for funding. Grant applications and information will be available online for download on Tuesday, September 23.

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This year, the Santa Clarita City Council has made $150,000 in funding available for the Community Services and Arts Grants program to help support one-time projects, program enhancements and pilot programs. Past grant funding has been awarded to assist with equipment upgrades, after school enrichment programs, facility renovation projects, community art projects and performances at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.

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For more information on the City’s Community Services and Arts Grant Program, including required materials, submission guidelines and more, contact Hope Horner, Community Services Administrator for the City of Santa Clarita, at (661) 250-3718 or visit .

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the ‘Emerald City’ Themed Senses Block Party this Thursday

September 17, 2014

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Santa Clarita’s favorite block party SENSES, presented by Galpin Subaru, will be this Thursday, September 18, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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The free Emerald City-themed event will take attendees down the yellow brick road and over the rainbow into the Land of Oz with whimsical décor and live performances by Savannah Burrows and the Skinny Little Twits.

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Adult beverages and food from the Grilled Cheese Truck, The Garbage Truck and Sweet Arleens will be available for purchase.

Thursdays at Newhall Parking 2014

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For more information about the 2014 Thursdays @ Newhall events, contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787 or visit .


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